Their home ground since 2001 has been St Marys Stadium, before which they were based at The Dell. Southampton has a rivalry with Portsmouth due to its close proximity. Matches between the two sides are known as the South Coast derby, the club has won the FA Cup once, in 1976, and their highest-ever league finish was second in the First Division in 1983–84. Southampton were relegated from the Premier League on 15 May 2005 and they returned after a seven-year absence, and have played there ever since. Southampton were founded at St. Marys Church, on 21 November 1885 by members of the St. Marys Church of England Young Mens Association. More important matches, such as cup games, were played either at the County Cricket Ground in Northlands Road or the Antelope Cricket Ground in St Marys Road. During this time, they moved to a newly built £10,000 stadium called The Dell, the club reached the first of their four FA Cup Finals in 1900. On that day, they went down 4–0 to Bury and two later they would suffer a similar fate at the hands of Sheffield United as they were beaten 2–1 in a replay of the 1902 final. After World War I, Saints joined the newly formed Football League Third Division in 1920 which split into South and North sections a year later, the 1921–22 season ended in triumph with promotion and marked the beginning of a 31-year stay in the Second Division. The 1922–23 season was a unique Even Season –14 wins,14 draws and 14 defeats for a total of 42 points, goals for and against statistics were also equal and the team finished in mid-table. In 1925 and 1927, they reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup, losing 2–0 and 2–1 to Sheffield United, in the 1948–49 and 1949–50 seasons, Charlie Wayman rattled in a total of 56 goals. Then relegation in 1953 sent Saints sliding back into Division 3 and it took until 1960 for Saints to regain Second Division status with Derek Reeves plundering 39 of the champions’106 league goals. On 27 April 1963 a crowd of 68,000 at Villa Park saw them lose 1–0 to Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-final. In 1966, when Ted Bates’ team were promoted to the First Division as runners-up, for the following campaign Ron Davies arrived to score 43 goals in his first season. Saints stayed among the elite for eight years, with the highest finishing position being seventh place in 1968–69 and again in 1970–71. These finishes were high enough for them to qualify for the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in 1969–70 and its successor, the UEFA Cup in 1971–72, in December 1973, Bates stood down to be replaced by his assistant Lawrie McMenemy. The Saints were one of the first victims of the new three-down relegation system in 1974, the following season, they played in Europe again in the Cup Winners Cup, reaching Round 3 where they lost 2–3 on aggregate to Anderlecht. In 1977–78, captained by Alan Ball, Saints finished runners-up in the Second Division and they finished comfortably in 14th place in their first season back in the top flight
Kit (association football)
In association football, kit is the standard equipment and attire worn by players. The sports Laws of the Game specify the minimum kit which a player must use, footballers generally wear identifying numbers on the backs of their shirts. Professional clubs also usually display players surnames or nicknames on their shirts, Football kit has evolved significantly since the early days of the sport when players typically wore thick cotton shirts, knickerbockers and heavy rigid leather boots. The Laws of the Game set out the equipment which must be worn by all players in Law 4. Five separate items are specified, shirt, shorts, socks, footwear, goalkeepers are allowed to wear tracksuit bottoms instead of shorts. While most players wear studded football boots, the Laws do not specify that these are required, shirts must have sleeves, and goalkeepers must wear shirts which are easily distinguishable from all other players and the match officials. Thermal undershorts may be worn, but must be the colour as the shorts themselves. Shin pads must be covered entirely by the stockings, be made of rubber, plastic or a similar material, and provide a reasonable degree of protection. The only other restriction on equipment defined in the Laws of the Game is the requirement that a player must not use equipment or wear anything that is dangerous to himself or another player. In the event of a match between teams who would wear identical or similar colours the away team must change to a different colour. The England national team plays in red shirts even when it is not required. Many professional clubs also have a kit, ostensibly to be used if both their first-choice and away colours are deemed too similar to those of an opponent. Most professional clubs have retained the basic colour scheme for several decades. Teams representing countries in international competition generally wear national colours in common with other sporting teams of the same nation, shirts are normally made of a polyester mesh, which does not trap the sweat and body heat in the same way as a shirt made of a natural fibre. Depending on local rules, there may be restrictions on how large these logos may be or on what logos may be displayed, competitions such as the Premier League may also require players to wear patches on their sleeves depicting the logo of the competition. The captain of team is usually required to wear an elasticated armband around the left sleeve to identify him as the captain to the referee. Most current players wear specialist football boots, which can be either of leather or a synthetic material. Modern boots are cut slightly below the ankles, as opposed to the high-ankled boots used in former times, studs may be either moulded directly to the sole or be detachable, normally by means of a screw thread
Southampton, on the south coast of England, is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire. It is 75 miles south-west of London and 19 miles north-west of Portsmouth, Southampton is a major port and the closest city to the New Forest. It lies at the northernmost point of Southampton Water at the confluence of the Rivers Test and Itchen, the city, which is a unitary authority, has an estimated population of 253,651. The citys name is abbreviated in writing to Soton or Soton. Significant employers in the city include the University of Southampton, Southampton Solent University, Southampton Airport, Ordnance Survey, BBC South, Southampton has a large shopping centre and retail park, Westquay. In 2014, the city approved a follow-up from the Westquay park, WestQuay Watermark. This built-up area is part of the area known as South Hampshire. With a population of over 1.5 million this makes the one of the United Kingdoms most populous metropolitan areas. Archaeological finds suggest that the area has been inhabited since the stone age, following the Roman invasion of Britain in AD43 and the conquering of the local Britons in 70 AD the fortress settlement of Clausentum was established. It was an important trading port and defensive outpost of Winchester, Clausentum was defended by a wall and two ditches and is thought to have contained a bath house. Clausentum was not abandoned until around 410, the Anglo-Saxons formed a new, larger, settlement across the Itchen centred on what is now the St Marys area of the city. The settlement was known as Hamwic, which evolved into Hamtun, archaeological excavations of this site have uncovered one of the best collections of Saxon artefacts in Europe. It is from this town that the county of Hampshire gets its name, viking raids from 840 onwards contributed to the decline of Hamwic in the 9th century, and by the 10th century a fortified settlement, which became medieval Southampton, had been established. Following the Norman Conquest in 1066, Southampton became the port of transit between the then capital of England, Winchester, and Normandy. By the 13th century Southampton had become a port, particularly involved in the import of French wine in exchange for English cloth. The Franciscan friary in Southampton was founded circa 1233, the friars constructed a water supply system in 1290, which carried water from Conduit Head some 1.7 kilometres to the site of the friary inside the town walls. Further remains can be observed at Conduit House on Commercial Road, the friars granted use of the water to the town in 1310. The town was sacked in 1338 by French, Genoese and Monegasque ships, on visiting Southampton in 1339, Edward III ordered that walls be built to close the town
Hampshire Senior Cup
The Hampshire Senior Cup is a cup competition open to football teams affiliated with the Hampshire Football Association. The competition was founded in 1887 and has contested every year since. The current champions are Havant & Waterlooville F. C. C. as part of a series of ongoing reliability, on the 9 October 2013, a tie was played between Brockenhurst and Andover Town. After the match finished 0-0 after extra time, the subsequent penalty shootout resulted in 29 consecutive goals being scored and this was later confirmed by the Football Association as an English record for the highest number of consecutive goals scored in a penalty shootout. The competition has been won once by the teams, Eastleigh, Alresford Town, Woolston Works, Freemantle. Grenadier Guards, RMLI, RAMC,3 Batt Royal Marines, Royal Artillery Portsmouth, RAMC, Romsey Town, Hampshire Senior Cup at the Hampshire F. A. website
Lymington Town F.C.
Lymington Town Football Club is a football club based in Lymington, England. Known as The Linnets, they were founded in 1876 and played in the Hampshire League for many years, as of the 2014–15 season, they played in the Wessex League Premier Division. In 1986 they became members of the Wessex League and two years later merged with local rivals Wellworthy Athletic to become AFC Lymington. The new club enjoyed success, winning the Wessex League title before joining forces with local rivals New Milton in 1998 to become known as Lymington & New Milton. However, many people were opposed to the merger so they reformed Lymington Town, the new club joined the Hampshire League Division Three in 1998 and soon progressed to the top division. They are currently members of the Wessex League Premier Division, which they reached after winning the Wessex League Division One title in the 2004–05 season, former players include Jason Stride, John Bailey, Russell Perrett and David Peach. They won the Wessex League Cup in 2007, beating Bournemouth on penalties, in the 2007–08 season, they reached the fourth round of the FA Vase, which is their best ever performance in the competition. The 2009–10 season started with Jeremy Stagg as manager, Stagg re-signed with the club in eighth place in the Wessex League Premier Division table. Dave Morris took over and the eventually finished a disappointing 20th. Morris resigned from the post on 23 April, leaving Mick Cuffie, the 2010–11 season new managers Stuart and Matt Hussey took charge. They had been with Wessex League Premier Division side Winchester City, first team coach Darren Burdle left to join bitter rivals Winchester City for the 2011–12 season. Lymington Town play their games at the Sports Ground, Southampton Road, Lymington. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality
Forward (association football)
Forwards are the players on an association football team who play nearest to the opposing teams goal, and are therefore most responsible for scoring goals. Their advanced position and limited defensive responsibilities mean forwards normally score more goals on behalf of their team than other players, modern team formations generally include one to three forwards, for example, the common 4–2–3–1 formation includes one forward. Unconventional formations may include more than three forwards, or none, the centre-forward is often a tall player, typically known as a target man, whose main function is to score the majority of goals on behalf of the team. Most modern centre-forwards operate in front of the strikers or central attacking midfielders. The present role of centre-forward is sometimes interchangeable with that of an attacking midfielder, a centre-forward usually must be strong, to win key headers and outmuscle defenders. The term centre-forward is taken from the football playing formation in which there were five forward players. The number would become synonymous with the centre-forward position. Strikers are known for their ability to peel off defenders and to run into space via the side of the defender and to receive the ball in a good goalscoring position. They are typically fast players with ball control and dribbling abilities. More agile strikers like Michael Owen have an advantage over taller defenders due to their short burst speed, a good striker should be able to shoot confidently with either foot, possess great power and accuracy, and have the ability to pass the ball under pressure in breakaway situations. Deep-lying forwards have a history in the game, but the terminology to describe their playing activity has varied over the years. Originally such players were termed inside forwards, creative or deep-lying centre-forwards, in fact, a coined term, the nine-and-a-half, has been an attempt to become a standard in defining the position. In Italy, this role is known as a rifinitore or seconda punta, whereas in Brazil, it is known as segundo atacante. An outside forward plays as the forward on the right or left wing – as an outside right or outside left. As football tactics have largely developed, and wingers have dropped back to become midfielders, many commentators and football analysts still refer to the wing positions as outside right and outside left. However, in the British game they are counted as part of the midfield. It is a duty to beat opposing full-backs, deliver cut-backs or crosses from wide positions and, to a lesser extent, to beat defenders. They are usually some of the quickest players in the team, in their Dutch, Spanish and Portuguese usage, the defensive duties of the winger have been usually confined to pressing the opposition fullbacks when they have the ball
Southampton Common is a large open space to the north of the city centre of Southampton, England. It is bounded by the districts of Shirley, Bassett, Highfield, the area supports a large variety of wildlife, including the largest recorded population of the internationally rare great crested newt. It is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, the Common is used for a wide variety of community events, Flower Festival, Race for life Cancer Research UK and formerly Power in the Park hosted by Power FM. To the west, bordering on Hill Lane, is a cemetery that also includes many rare flora. Cemetery Pond is popular for birds, the south east of the Common includes an open air paddling pool that has recently been refurbished and a play area for children. This is located near to a car parking zone and the Cowherds Inn and it has been suggested that the areas status as a common goes back to the town of Hamwic around 500AD. The documented history of Southampton Common can be traced back to a dispute over rights in the 13th century. The dispute was between the Lord of the manor of Shirley one Nicholas de Sirlie and the Burgesses of Southampton. The designation as Common Land allowed all householders with the borough paying watch and ward to use the land for fuel, clay, the most important use was for grazing, however, and there was a cowherd who was paid to be responsible for the cattle on the common. As well as looking after the cattle it was the job to perform maintenance on the gates fences. For this the cowheard was paid in the 17th century 2d per cow but was required to rent a house on the common for 20 shillings per year. By the mid 16th century the population of the Borough resulted in commoners being limited to having no more than two animals on the common. At the same time the first reference to a Brickmaker living and working on the common appear, the area around the original brickmakers house was worked out by the early 18th century resulting in the house being moved to site near the current wildlife center. This site was worked out by 1814, the use of the common for grazing declined from the mid 18th century. In order to meet this higher rent the cowherd began to sell alcoholic beverages, in 1774 the office of cowherd was taken over by a brewer and in 1789 the cowherds house was leased by town council to a firm of brewers as an inn. The cowherd ceased to be appointed sometime between 1834 and 1836 with the remaining duties falling to the Haywarden until that also stopped being filled in 1907. The last brickmaking on the common ceased in 1852, in 1803 the first of a number of reservoirs was constructed by the Southampton Waterworks commissioners in 1803. The reservoir was constructed behind the Cowherds inn, a racecourse was built in on the common in 1822 but after a time it ceased to be used
Hampshire County Cricket Club
Hampshire County Cricket Club is one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. It represents the county of Hampshire. Hampshire teams formed by earlier organisations, principally the Hambledon Club, always had important match status, because of poor performances for several seasons, Hampshire then lost its status for nine seasons until it was invited into the County Championship in 1895. The club was founded in 1863 and played at the Antelope Ground and they relocated to the County Ground, Southampton until 2000, before moving to the purpose-built Rose Bowl in West End, which is in the Borough of Eastleigh. Hampshire played its first important match in 1864, losing to Sussex at the Antelope Ground, Hampshire had poor results for many seasons and lost its important match status in 1885. They achieved official first-class status in 1895 when they were invited to join the County Championship, the club has twice won the County Championship, in the 1961 and 1973 seasons. It has twice won the Benson & Hedges Cup, in 1988 and 1991, the Cheltenham & Gloucester Trophy once in 2005, having first played Twenty20 cricket in 2003, Hampshire won the Friends Provident t20 in 2010. The County Championship was restructured in 2000, and at the end of the 2002 Hampshire was relegated for the first time, the club remained in the second division for three seasons and since 2004 had competed in the top tier. However, the club was relegated once more in 2011, the club won both the Friends Life t20 and ECB40 in 2012, but it wasnt until 2014 before they were promoted to the first division again. They narrowly avoided relegation in 2015 before being relegated again in 2016, phil Mead is the clubs leading run-scorer with 48,892 runs in 700 matches for Hampshire between 1905 and 1936. Fast bowler Derek Shackleton took 2,669 wickets in 583 first-class matches between 1948 and 1969 which remains a club record. Alec Kennedy, whose career lasted from 1907 to 1936, was the first player to score 10,000 runs, Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie was both Hampshire last amateur captain and first professional captain. If authentic, this is the earliest known mention of cricket in Hampshire, but, with the sport having originated in Saxon or Norman times on the Weald, it must have reached Hampshire long before 1647. In 1680, lines written in an old Bible invite All you that do delight in Cricket, come to Marden, Marden is in Sussex, north of Chichester, and interestingly close to Hambledon, which is just across the county boundary in Hampshire. Hampshire is used in a name for the first time in August 1729. The origin of the legendary Hambledon Club is lost, Hambledon had presumably earned recognition as the best parish team in Hampshire, but no reports of their local matches have been found. We do not know when the Hambledon Club was founded and it likely that some kind of parish organisation was operating in 1756. The Sussex v Hampshire match in June 1766 is the earliest reference to Hampshire as a county team
Sir Henry William Russell Bencraft CBE MRCS, LRCP was an English cricketer, cricket administrator and medical practitioner. He was born at Southampton, Hampshire, when Bencraft was 21, Hampshire were threatened with extinction. In the 1895 County Championship he succeeded Sir Francis Lacey as Hampshire captain, at the age of 37 Bencraft retired from first-class cricket due to his commitments as a medical doctor. Educated at St Edwards School, Oxford, Bencraft became a cricket ball examiner. Bencraft later served on the Marylebone Cricket Club Committee and was actively involved in several local companies. As well as business interests Bencraft was actively involved in sports besides cricket. Bencraft played for the Trojans Rugby Club, then one of the best Rugby clubs in Hampshire, a keen footballer Bencraft was the first President of the Southern Football League, and held similar positions with the Hampshire Rugby Union and the Southampton Civil Service Sports Association. In 1924 Bencraft was knighted at Buckingham Palace, Bencraft lived in Southampton since his birth in 1858. During the Second World War Bencrafts house was destroyed in a German air raid, the cricketer Ernest Read was his nephew. Six months after having his leg amputated Bencraft died at Compton and Shawford, near Winchester. Russell Bencraft at Cricinfo Russell Bencraft at CricketArchive Russell Bencraft at the National Portrait Gallery, London
AFC Bournemouth /ˈbɔːrnməθ/ is a professional association football club based in Bournemouth, Dorset, that plays in the Premier League, the top tier of the English football league system. Formed in 1890 as Boscombe St. Johns Institute F. C. the club was reformed in 1899 as Boscombe F. C and they changed to Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic F. C. in 1923, before settling on their current name in 1972. Nicknamed The Cherries, since 1910 Bournemouth have played their games at Dean Court. Their home colours are red and black striped shirts, with black shorts, AFC Bournemouth have won the second and third tiers of English football, and were twice runners up of the fourth tier. They have also won the Football League Trophy, and the Football League Third Division South Cup, currently managed by Eddie Howe, the 2015–16 season was AFC Bournemouths first ever in Englands top division. Although the exact date of the foundation is not known. The club was known as Boscombe F. C. The first president was Mr. J. C, in their first season, 1899–1900, Boscombe F. C. competed in the Bournemouth and District Junior League. They also played in the Hants Junior Cup, during the first two seasons, they played on a football pitch in Castlemain Avenue, Pokesdown. From their third season, the played on a pitch in Kings Park. In the 1905–06 season, Boscombe F. C. graduated to senior amateur football, in 1910, the club was granted a long lease upon some wasteland next to Kings Park as the clubs football ground by President J. E. Cooper-Dean. With their own ground, named Dean Court after the benefactor, also in 1910, the club signed their first professional football player B. Around about this time, the club obtained their nickname The Cherries, for the first time, during the 1913–14 season, the club competed in the FA Cup. The clubs progress, however, was halted in 1914 with the outbreak of World War I, in 1920, the Third Division was formed and Boscombe were promoted to the Southern League, finding moderate success. To make the more representative of the district, the name was changed to Bournemouth. During the same year, the club was elected to the Football League to fill the left by Stalybridge Celtics resignation. The first league match was at Swindon Town on 25 August 1923, the first league game at Dean Court was also against Swindon, where Bournemouth gained their first league point after a 0–0 draw. Initially, Bournemouth struggled in the Football League but eventually established themselves as a Third Division club, Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic Football Club remain on the records as the longest continuous members of the Third Division
Cowes Sports F.C.
Cowes Sports Football Club is a football club based in Cowes, Isle of Wight, England. They play in the Wessex League Premier Division, in 1896 they became founder members of the Hampshire League becoming its first ever champions and completing the double by winning the Hampshire Senior Cup. The club joined the Southern Football League Division Two in 1898, however, they finished as runners-up in the overall Division two play-off to Thames Ironworks. However, they were promoted to Division One after a test match against Royal Artillery Portsmouth F. C. the club was reformed in 1903, and joined the Hampshire League Division One. The club entered the FA Cup many times during its time in the Hampshire League, reaching the Fourth Qualifying Round in 1957–58, Cowes were relegated to Division Two in 1967, and won the league in 1975. The club was still a Division Two side by the 1980s when the merged with Whites Sports to form Cowes Sports. The club was promoted to Division One in 1988–89 after finishing third, the club reached the Fifth Round of the FA Vase in 1999–2000. They were placed in the Wessex League Division One upon reorganisation in 2005, Cowes Sports were relegated to Division One in 2010. In the 2014–15 season Cowes Sports gained promotion back to the Premier Division by finishing in place behind winners Team Solent. Cowes Sports play their games at Westwood Park, Reynolds Close, Cowes, the club moved to the ground in September 1912 after their old ground Brooklyn was sold for housing. The club purchased the ground in 1945 for a amount of £665.5 seconds, beating the previous record set by Ricardo Oliveira. A list of other former Players who meet the following criteria Players that have played/managed in the league or any foreign equivalent to this level. Managers/Coaches that have played/managed in the league or any foreign equivalent to this level. Jack Gregory Albie Roles Cowes Sports FC official website
Aston Villa F.C.
Aston Villa Football Club is a professional association football club based in Aston, Birmingham, that plays in the Championship, the second level of English football. Founded in 1874, they have played at their current home ground, Villa Park, Aston Villa were one of the founder members of the Football League in 1888. They were also one of the members of the Premier League in 1992. Aston Villa are one of only five English clubs to be crowned champions of Europe and they have also won the First Division Championship seven times, the FA Cup seven times, the Football League Cup five times, and the UEFA Super Cup once. They have a local rivalry with Birmingham City and the Second City derby between the sides has been played since 1879. The clubs traditional kit colours are claret shirts with sky blue sleeves, white shorts and their traditional badge is of a rampant lion, which was introduced by the clubs Scottish chairman William McGregor in honour of the Royal Standard of Scotland. The club is owned by Recon Group Limited, a company chaired by Chinese businessman Tony Xia. Aston Villa Football Club were formed in March 1874, by members of the Villa Cross Wesleyan Chapel in Handsworth which is now part of Birmingham, the four founders of Aston Villa were Jack Hughes, Frederick Matthews, Walter Price and William Scattergood. Aston Villas first match was against the local Aston Brook St Marys Rugby team, as a condition of the match, the Villa side had to agree to play the first half under Rugby rules and the second half under Association rules. The club won their first FA Cup in 1887 with captain Archie Hunter becoming one of the games first household names. Aston Villa were one of the teams that competed in the inaugural Football League in 1888 with one of the clubs directors. Aston Villa emerged as the most successful English club of the Victorian era, winning no fewer than five League titles, in 1897, the year Villa won The Double, they moved into their present home, the Aston Lower Grounds. Supporters coined the name Villa Park, no official declaration listed the ground as Villa Park. This was largely the result of a defensive record, they conceded 110 goals in 42 games,7 of them coming from Arsenals Ted Drake in an infamous 1–7 defeat at Villa Park. Like all English clubs, Villa lost seven seasons to the Second World War, the team was rebuilt under the guidance of former player Alex Massie for the remainder of the 1940s. The team struggled in the league though and were relegated two seasons later, due in part to complacency. However, under the stewardship of manager Joe Mercer Villa returned to the top-flight in 1960 as Second Division Champions, the following season Aston Villa became the first team to win the Football League Cup. Mercers forced retirement from the club in 1964 signalled a period of deep turmoil, the most successful club in England was struggling to keep pace with changes in the modern game, with Villa being relegated for the third time, under manager Dick Taylor in 1967
Aldershot is a town in the English county of Hampshire, located on heathland about 37 mi southwest of London. The area is administered by Rushmoor Borough Council, the town has a population of 36,321, while the Farnborough/Aldershot Built-up Area, a loose conurbation has a population of 243,344, making it the thirtieth-largest urban area in the UK. Aldershot is known as the Home of the British Army, a connection led to its rapid growth from a small village to a Victorian town. Aldershot is twinned with Sulechów in Poland, Meudon in France, the name may have derived from alder trees found in the area. Aldershot was included as part of the Hundred of Crondall referred to in the Domesday Book of 1086, john Nordens map of Hampshire, published in the 1607 edition of William Camdens Britannia, indicates that Aldershot was a market town. Prior to 1850, Aldershott was little known, the area was a vast stretch of common land, a lonely wasteland unsuitable for most forms of agriculture with scant population. In the 18th century, the stretch of the London to Winchester turnpike that passed through Aldershot between Bagshot and Farnham was the scene of highway robberies, at one time it had almost as bad a reputation as Hounslow Heath. Dick Turpin is said to have operated in the area having his headquarters nearby in Farnborough, in 1854, at the time of the Crimean War, Aldershot Garrison was established as the first permanent training camp for the British Army. This led to an expansion of Aldershots population going from 875 in 1851. Mrs Louisa Daniell arrived in the town at this time and set up her Soldiers Home and Institute to cater for the needs of the soldiers. The Aldershot riot of July 1945 caused considerable damage to the centre when disgruntled Canadian troops rioted in the streets for two evenings. A substantial rebuilding of the barracks was carried out between 1961 and 1969, by the architecture and engineering firm Building Design Partnership, the work was sped up under government pressure, and various new building technologies were employed with mixed success. In 1974 Aldershot and Farnborough urban districts were merged to form the Borough of Rushmoor under the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972. After a 2009 campaign, the British Government allowed veteran Gurkha soldiers who had served for more four years. As many Gurkha soldiers had been based in and around Aldershot, between the 2001 Census and the 2011 Census, Rushmoors Nepalese population increased to approximately 6,000 people, making up 6. 5% of the overall population. Howarth was later criticised for suggesting that Nepalese migrants should be dispersed across the UK, the Aldershot Military Tattoo was an annual event dating back to 1894. In the 1920s and 30s, the Aldershot Command Searchlight Tattoo held at the Rushmoor Arena presented displays from all branches of the services, at one time the performances attracted crowds of up to 500,000 people. The Tattoo was organised to raise money for military charities, by the end of the 1930s the event was raising around £40,000 annually
The Corps of Royal Engineers, usually just called the Royal Engineers, and commonly known as the Sappers, is one of the corps of the British Army. It is highly regarded throughout the military, and especially the Army and it provides military engineering and other technical support to the British Armed Forces and is headed by the Chief Royal Engineer. The Regimental Headquarters and the Royal School of Military Engineering are in Chatham in Kent, the corps is divided into several regiments, barracked at various places in the United Kingdom and around the world. In Woolwich in 1716, the Board formed the Royal Regiment of Artillery and established a Corps of Engineers, the manual work was done by the Artificer Companies, made up of contracted civilian artisans and labourers. In 1782, a Soldier Artificer Company was established for service in Gibraltar, ten years later the Gibraltar company, which had remained separate, was absorbed and in 1812 the name was changed to the Corps of Royal Sappers and Miners. The Corps has no battle honours, in 1832, the regimental motto, Ubique Quo Fas Et Gloria Ducunt, was granted. The motto signified that the Corps had seen action in all the conflicts of the British Army. In 1911 the Corps formed its Air Battalion, the first flying unit of the British Armed Forces, the Air Battalion was the forerunner of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force. In 1915, in response to German mining of British trenches under the then static siege conditions of the First World War, before the Second World War, Royal Engineers recruits were required to be at least 5 feet 4 inches tall. They initially enlisted for six years with the colours and a six years with the reserve or four years. Unlike most corps and regiments, in which the age limit was 25. They trained at the Royal Engineers Depot in Chatham or the RE Mounted Depot at Aldershot, the Royal Engineers Museum is in Gillingham in Kent. Britain having acquired an Empire, it fell to the Royal Engineers to conduct some of the most significant civil engineering schemes around the world, some examples of great works of the era of empire can be found in A. J. Smitherss book Honourable Conquests. The Royal Engineers, Columbia Detachment, commanded by Richard Clement Moody, was responsible for the foundation, the Royal Albert Hall is one of the UKs most treasured and distinctive buildings, recognisable the world over. Since its opening by Queen Victoria in 1871, the leading artists from every kind of performance genre have appeared on its stage. The Hall was designed by Captain Francis Fowke and Major-General Henry Y. D. Scott of the Royal Engineers, the designers were heavily influenced by ancient amphitheatres, but had also been exposed to the ideas of Gottfried Semper while he was working at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Much of the British colonial era infrastructure of India, of which survive today, was created by engineers of the three presidencies armies and the Royal Engineers. In 1838 he designed and built sea defences for Vizagapatam and he masterminded the Godavery Delta project where 720,000 acres of land were irrigated and 500 miles of land to the port of Cocanada was made navigable in the 1840s
Winchester City F.C.
Winchester City Football Club are an English football team based in Winchester, Hampshire and playing in the Southern Football League Division One South and West. Ian Saunders is the current manager, the club motto is Many in Men, One in Spirit. Winchester City were formed in 1891 as Winchester Swallows FC, in 1894 they changed their name to Winchester F. C. A further name change happened in 1907 when they became Winchester City F. C, the club joined the Hampshire League for the 1898–99 season. After many years in the Hampshire League they joined the Southern League in 1971–72, but they were unable to sustain this move, in 1991–92, they won the Hampshire League Division Two, and were promoted to Division One. In 1993–94, Winchester beat Cowes Sports to win the Trophyman League Cup, the club underwent a reorganization in 1999–2000 after a financially turbulent previous season. But they emerged from the period and were Division One champions again in 2000–01, earning promotion to the Premier Division. In 2001–02, the merged with Winchester Castle, but only managed to finish third in the league. However, they won the Hampshire League title, and promotion the season, and completed a treble of trophies by also winning the Trophyman Cup. However, promotion to the Southern League was denied, as their ground did not meet the set by the league. The following season saw the club have more cup success by winning the Hampshire Senior Cup, after a further title win in 2005–06 the club were admitted to the Southern Leagues new Division One South & West. The club appealed against the decision with The Football Association but lost their case and were relegated for the 2009–10 season, cockerill however left the club and Guy Butters was put in charge. On 9 April 2012, Winchester City earned promotion back to the Southern League with four games to spare after a 2–0 win over GE Hamble, however, City were relegated back to the Wessex Football League Premier Division for the 2013–14 season. In 2014, Winchester reached the qualifying round of the FA Cup for the first time in 59 years. The club plays its matches at The Denplan City Ground, Hillier Way, Abbotts Barton. The Denplan City Ground has a 180-seater stand with floodlights, permanent pitch boards, advertising boards, terraces, car parking, within the ground there is a clubhouse and a refreshments kiosk selling hot and cold food and drinks. The ground has a capacity of 4500. A small terraced area behind one goal is the home of the Bus Shelter Band, a new stand was built behind the other goal during the close season of 2007-08 by members of the bus shelter band but this was dismantled 3 years later to allow for a training pitch
Portsmouth Grammar School
The Portsmouth Grammar School is a co-educational independent school in Portsmouth, England, located in the historic part of the city. Founded in 1732 as a school, it has become one of the top independent schools in the UK consistently ranking highly in national reviews of teaching quality. It is widely regarded as the best school in the area and is known for its consistent 100% GCSE pass rate, in 1732, William Smith, a former Mayor of Portsmouth and previously the garrison physician, died and left his estate to Christ Church, Oxford. His will contained instructions to build a new school in Portsmouth and thus, the will of the founder is reflected to this day in that two Governors continue to be nominated by Christ Church. The school also retains its links, with The Second Sea Lord. As of 2010 the Upper Junior School is situated in a Victorian building close to part of the University of Portsmouth, the Nursery, Lower Junior School, Middle School and Upper School are located across the road on the High Street. The majority of area used to be the Cambridge Barracks. The school colours are red, black and gold, and the motto is Praemia Virtutis Honores. The current Headmaster is Mr James Priory, the school recently spent £6 million on a new Science building. The school is strong, with an average AS/A level point score of 939.1 in 2009. Over 90% of pupils achieve a place at their first choice university and most go on to study at Russell Group universities, Portsmouth Grammar School consists of three sections, Nursery, Junior School and Senior School. In each section of PGS there are four houses, each represented by a colour, in the Upper School, each house has its own common room. Sixth Formers have their own area and cafe, known as the Sixth Form Centre. Sixth Formers also have their own library, the ISI inspection report of 2004 commented that discipline is maintained with a soft touch due to the good relations between pupils and teachers. For the most serious of breaches of conduct the Headmaster has the power to suspend, expulsion is thus known at PGS as being asked to leave. Prefects also perform a role in school discipline, performing duties such as monitoring classroom. They are expected to set an example to younger pupils and are given the authority to issue lunchtime detentions, chosen in Year 12 by a combination of discussions between teachers and the Headmaster and a student vote, around forty-five pupils are awarded with diagonally-striped red and gold ties. A few pupils have golden buttons, these are the Deputy Senior Prefects, a Senior Prefect is also chosen to preside over shared responsibilities, however since 2012-13, two Senior Prefects have been selected to jointly lead the team
Bournemouth Football Club /ˈbɔːrnməθ/ is an English football team currently playing in the Wessex League Premier Division, in the ninth tier of the English football league system. Their nickname is The Poppies, and they are known as Bournemouth Poppies to avoid confusion with the Premier League club A. F. C. The club play at Victoria Park, Namu Road, in Bournemouth and are founding members of the Hampshire FA, the club was founded as Bournemouth Rovers on 11 September 1875 at a meeting held in Abbotts Auction Mart in Old Christchurch Road. In 1888 the club moved to Dean Park, and changed their name to Bournemouth Dean Park, the club changed its name again to Bournemouth F. C. in 1889 when the club amalgamated with local side Bournemouth Arabs, and moved grounds a season later to Victoria Park. In 1896–97 the club became members of the Hampshire League. The club won the West Division in 1905 and repeated again in 1910. Namu Road was given to the club in 1908 by Mr. Jack Joy, a year later a grandstand was erected and formally opened by the Mayor. The Poppies had more success in the years becoming County Division Champions either side of the Great War in 1914 and 1922. However, in 1929 the club was relegated into the newly formed Division Two, after the war, the club entered the FA Cup for the first time in the 1946–47 season. The club achieved success in other cup competitions in winning the Hampshire Intermediate Cup in 1950. In 1974 the stand that had erected in 1909 was destroyed by fire. The club at the end of the 1978–79 season were promoted back to Division one of the Hampshire League and this relegation was followed two seasons later by a further relegation putting the club back into Division Three. They would remain in this Division until joining the newly formed Wessex League in 1985, the club two seasons later made its Debut in the FA Vase losing to Bridport in the Extra Preliminary round in the 1987–88 season. The club has remained in this division with its best performance being in the 1994–95 season when under manager Alex Pike. In the 2010–11 campaign the club won the League Cup, winning the final 1–0 against Winchester City, Bournemouth play their games at Victoria Park, Namu Road, Winton, Bournemouth BH9 2RA. The ground was sold to Bournemouth Council after the Second World War for £4,500, the clubhouse was opened in 1985. The ground features a 205-seater stand and several rows of bench seating replacing the stand that was destroyed by fire in 1974, the remaining three sides are flat standing separated from the playing area by a permanent metal barrier. Note, Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules, players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality
The Royal Victoria Hospital or Netley Hospital was a large military hospital in Netley, near Southampton, Hampshire, England. Construction started in 1856 at the suggestion of Queen Victoria but its design caused some controversy, often visited by Queen Victoria, the hospital was extensively used during the First World War. It became the 28th US General Hospital during the invasion of mainland Europe in the Second World War, the main building – the worlds longest building when it was completed – was entirely demolished in 1966, except for the chapel and former YMCA building which still survive. The extensive outbuildings, which occupied a vast acreage of land to the rear of the main building. The site of the hospital can be seen and explored in Royal Victoria Country Park, the hospital was situated within the larger area of land bounded by the River Itchen and River Hamble, particularly around Sholing that had become known locally as Spike Island. That term was used by wounded soldiers and prisoners of war to describe the location of the hospital. 109 acres of land was purchased from Thomas Chamberlaynes Netley Grange Estate on 3 January 1856, later that year, developing plans meant that further land was required, which was compulsorily purchased from Chamberlayne. Queen Victoria laid the stone on 19 May 1856, concealing underneath a copy of the plans, the first Victoria Cross. Moreover, the influential Florence Nightingale, still busy in the Crimea, was not involved in the initial design, on her return she was able to highlight flaws in the design and politicise them. But construction was well under way, and it was too late to change the design significantly, the hospital eventually opened for patients on 11 March 1863. It was a quarter of a long, had 138 wards and approximately 1,000 beds. It cost £350,000 to build, and was late, a railway line connected Netley to Southampton Docks on 5 March 1866. At the suggestion of Queen Victoria, the line was extended into the grounds of the hospital on 18 April 1900, in 1903, an electricity generating station was built. In 1864 a Portland stone memorial was erected, dedicated to the members of the Army Medical Department who died in the Crimean War, the building was enormous, grand, and visually attractive, but was neither convenient nor practical. Corridors were on the front of the building, leaving the wards facing the inner courtyard with little light. Ventilation in general was poor, with unpleasant smells lingering around the vast building, in 1867, journalist Matthew Wallingford paid a visit to the hospital to write a report for the local parish newsletter, It was a ghastly display of deception to say the least. To the naked eye it is a triumph of modern architecture and it is not so much as the greatest military hospital in the world as much as it is a rather impractical waste of government finance. The hospital was particularly busy during the Second Boer War which, the extension terminated at a station behind the hospital but was awkward to operate, having gradients which were steep for the locomotives of the time
London Caledonians F.C.
London Caledonians F. C. was an amateur football club based in London, primarily for Scottish players. They were founder members of the Isthmian League, which won in its inaugural season. They remained in the league until 1939 when the club folded, the club won the first of their five Middlesex Senior Cups in 1889–90 and the first of their five London Senior Cups in 1899–1900. They were founder members of the Isthmian League in 1905 and were champions in its first season and they won the league again in 1907–08 and then three times in a row between 1911–12 and 1913–14. They reached the first round of the FA Cup in 1912–13, the following season they started in the first round, but lost 3–0 at Huddersfield Town. In 1922–23 the club reached the final of the FA Amateur Cup, the following season they reached the semi-finals again, but lost in a second replay. A sixth Isthmian League title was won in 1924–25, the following season they again entered the FA Cup in the first round, but lost to Ilford. In 1926–27 they again lost in the first round, this time to Luton Town, however, the following season they reached the third round, where they lost 3–2 at home to Crewe Alexandra. The club did not return to the league after World War II. C
Christchurch F. C. is a football club based in Christchurch, Dorset, England. In the 2002–03 and 2008–09 seasons, they reached the 4th round of the FA Vase and they are currently members of the Wessex League Division One. Former players include Jody Craddock, who began his career at Christchurch and went on to play for Sunderland, the club was founded in 1885, and were founder members of the Hampshire Football Association in 1887. Their first honour was in 1893 when they won the Hampshire Junior Cup, between the wars, Christchurch played in the Bournemouth and Hampshire County Leagues and in 1938 gained promotion to Hampshire Division one for the first time by winning the Division two title. After the Second World War the club experienced many ups and downs in the Hampshire league winning Division Two again in 1948, in 1970 Christchurch gained the distinction of being the first club to win the Bournemouth Senior Cup three times in a row. The club also won the Bournemouth Pickford Cup in 1977 and in 1987 won the Hampshire Intermediate Cup, in 1984 Christchurch moved from their home of Barrack Road Recreation ground to Hurn Bridge. In the 1987–88 season Christchurch joined the Wessex League, and have remained ever since. During this period the club built a 200-seat cantilever stand in the 1995–96 season, the club also entered the FA Vase for the first time in 1989–90 and the FA Cup in 1999–2000. The 2011–12 season saw the club reach the final of the Russell Cotes Cup, losing to Bemerton Heath Harlequins, Christchurch play their games at Hurn Bridge Sports Club, Avon Causeway, Hurn, Christchurch BH23 6DY. The ground features a 200-seat cantilever stand with a box, floodlights. The ground is also the headquarters of Bournemouth FA and in 1994 Dorset County Cricket Club also built their indoor cricket school on the site, Christchurch Cricket Club also play at the ground in the Dorset County Cricket League. Players that have played/managed in the league or any foreign equivalent to this level. Players that have achieved a World Record, justin Keeler Fawzi Saadi Jody Craddock Roy Gater Marc Burrows Robbie Carroll Harry Cornick Michael Green Brennan Dickenson Official website Christchurch at the Football Club History Database